Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The Agony and the Ecstasy, Part II

In my previous blogger life, I had written about the use of Ecstasy for treatment of severe anxiety in terminally ill patients; today in New Scientist magazine, a study warns that regular use of Ecstasy could leave the brain vulnerable to inflammation, invasion by viruses or other pathogens. This potential side effect needs to be weighed and balanced against the potential benefits for clinical use in diseases such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and terminal cancer.

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